Personal Injury Rights
A person is legally entitled to damages (money) as a result of someone else’s negligence. There are two different types of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages include compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity and loss of consortium. Non-economic damages include money for past and future pain and suffering experience as a result of the accident. The injured person may obtain compensation for pain, suffering, mental anguish, and inconvenience when the injury consists in whole or in part of: significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function, permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement, significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement, or death. Additionally, you may have a valid wrongful death claim if a family member died as a result of someone else’s negligence.